For people to have confidence in our system of government, elections must be free, fair, and secure. This is an American issue, not a partisan issue. Election officials should welcome transparency, not fight it. In 2020, partisan election officials in North Carolina changed the rules weeks before Election Day — and blocked all attempts to make the vote-counting process more transparent and incontrovertible. North Carolinians overwhelmingly support voter ID. Showing a photo ID should be a requirement for voting — and all absentee ballots should require validation of identity. The greatest victory the enemies of freedom could ever achieve would be if Americans become so frustrated and divided that they give up on elections and abandon voting.